A woman has died in a horrific crash involving a motorbike and SUV on the Gold Coast overnight.

The 41-year-old was riding along Guineas Creek Road in Elanora just before 6pm on Thursday, when her motorbike collided head-on with an SUV heading in the opposite direction.

The two vehicles then caught alight, sparking a major emergency response.

Despite desperate efforts by paramedics, the female rider from Tallebudgera died at the scene.

The driver of the SUV, a 48-year-old Elanora woman, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The Forensic Crash Unit is now investigaitng.

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